Tag: Genetic diseases

First Three-Parent Baby Born In Mexico: Here's How A Fertility Doctor Made It Possible

Through mitochondrial transfer, a fertility doctor made possible the birth of a three-parent baby. The procedure was performed because the mother carries genes for Leigh syndrome.

Biotech September 28, 2016

New Genetic Blood Test Detects Inherited Heart Conditions

A new blood test can detect faulty genes linked to inherited heart conditions. Doctors say the new test is more reliable than other tests used to identify gene mutations, allowing for the immediate and cost-effective treatment of potentially fatal cardiac disorders.

Life February 20, 2016

Researchers Make Progress In Search For Mitochondrial Disease Treatment

Researchers employed two methods to produce healthy tissue samples from patients with mitochondrial disease, both of which produced stem cells. They are optimistic that a cure for the genetic disease is on the horizon.

Life July 16, 2015

Don't look down on worms and flies, you have similar genomes

Worms, flies and humans may be three very different and distance species but findings of a new study reveals that they share a lot of gene expression patterns, which indicate a shared ancestry.

August 30, 2014

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